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The Pulse of Fintech – H2' 2018

The Pulse of Fintech – H2' 2018

2018 Bi-annual analysis of global investment trends in the fintech sector

2018 Bi-annual analysis of global investment trends in the fintech sector

Fintech is fast transforming and impacting the financial services industry, in terms of operations, regulation, customer experience and much more. In this publication series, KPMG brings you the pulse of fintech investments across the globe, highlighting key fintech deals, issues and challenges seen around the world, as well as trends and insights in key regions, including the Americas, the US, Asia and Europe.

Global fintech investment doubled to USD111.8 billion in 2018, driven by mega deals

Following a few blockbuster deals in H1'18, H2'18 was also filled with high profile deals including Blackstone’s USD17 billion investment in Refinitiv, the USD3.5 billion acquisition of Blackhawk Network by Silver Lake and P2 Capital Partners, the USD3.4 billion buyout of VeriFone by Francisco Partners and the USD2.2 billion acquisition of iZettle by PayPal. 

Besides examining key deals and other trends, we discuss a number of questions that are driving interest in the fintech market today, including:

  • Why is global growth pivotal for fintech success?
  • Will regtech be the next big fintech play?
  • How are corporates reshaping the fintech industry?
  • How is blockchain investment evolving into a product play?

Note: In the editions of Pulse of Fintech released in 2019, there was a change in methodology to capture additional types of private investments including, PE growth investments on top of venture capital transactions, and general M&A (which included PE buyouts), resulting in increased deal counts as well as total deal value. 

See the full report for global and regional breakdown, and contact your local KPMG advisor to discuss further.

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